Kitten Caravan Leaves Brevard County on Saturday

By  //  December 11, 2013

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ABOUT 100 KITTENS TO BE TRANSPORTED DEC. 14

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — After the success of the kitten transport project in November, another convoy of kittens is headed to Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, Md., on Dec. 14.

This transport, like the last, is a cooperative effort between Brevard County Animal Services (BASE) and Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department. (LastChanceAnimalRescue.org image)

This transport, like the last, is a cooperative effort between Brevard County Animal Services (BASE) and Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department. (LastChanceAnimalRescue.org image)

This transport, like the last, is a cooperative effort between Brevard County Animal Services (BASE) and Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Miami-Dade).

Plans are to send about 100 kittens — half from Brevard County shelters and half from Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade provided the staffing and transportation for the Nov. 3 transport; BASE is providing staffing and transportation for this trip. BASE expects to send a staff member and a volunteer, who will leave Brevard County and drive through the night to deliver this precious cargo.

ABOUT 100 KITTENS TO BE TRANSPORTED DEC. 14

Last Chance Animal Rescue works with major pet store chains to place these kittens, providing full service, in store adoptions.

last-chance-animal-rescue-180“Prior to departure, each kitten has to be tested, vaccinated and meet other stringent health requirements,” said Mary Thompson, who is coordinating the kitten caravan for BASE. Veterinarians from Aloha Bird and Pet Hospital are assisting with checkups to make sure every kitten is healthy and ready for the trip.

“We’ve also had the support of Brevard Aiding Shelter Animals Project ( Brevard ASAP),” said Thompson. “This group has successfully raised gas money for the trip via social media. They report that donors are thrilled to help move these kittens forward to a great adoption chance.”

In the first transport, 31 kittens from Brevard County Animal Care Centers, and an additional seven kittens from local rescues, made the trip.

“The shelters have been overwhelmed with kittens since the summer,” said Thompson. “We have no doubt that this group of kittens will find loving homes – and we are happy to help give them that chance.”


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